During Donald Rumsfeld's first public appearance since the release of his new book, he praised many former elected officials and a surprising number of them were Democrats.
One of the best known -- and most controversial -- public figures of recent years, who said he never used e-mail, is now a devotee of social media, and is using it as a means of re-emerging in public after several years of low-profile life.
Millions across the U.S. gather in solace to pay tribute to their fallen loved ones.
With moments of silence punctuated by somber music, readings of names, and tears, Americans held solemn memorial services Thursday to honor the victims of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
Students and professors at Stanford University are protesting Donald Rumsfeld's appointment to a campus think tank, saying the former defense secretary does not uphold the "ethical values" of the school.
Retirement has not mellowed the former Defense chief even as the Pentagon gets raked over for the Tillman case
Ex-Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld and other top former Pentagon brass denied any cover-up and rejected personal responsibility Wednesday for the military's bungled response to Army Ranger Pat Tillman's friendly-fire death in Afghanistan
Rumsfeld: No cover-up
Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said Wednesday there was no evidence of a cover-up of the circumstances of Army Ranger Cpl. Pat Tillman's death.
The former Defense Secretary is making plans to set up a foundation for citizens who want to get into public service
A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit Tuesday against former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and three high-ranking U.S. military officials accused of ignoring allegations that U.S. soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan tortured prisoners.
With only nine days left on his job, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld made an unannounced appearance in Iraq on Saturday to say farewell to U.S. troops, a Defense Department spokesman said.
There's been so much in print about how Daddy 41's people are back in the saddle, I was terrified when I saw a photo of Dan Quayle among the pack. If they've called back Dan Quayle to lend intellectual heft, we're all dead ducks. Fortunately, it was just a file picture of Quayle with the old team.
Still smarting from the rebuke they suffered in last week's elections, Republicans were split Sunday over whether ousting Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld earlier might have kept their party in power.
(Time.com) -- This was a big deal. Certainly, it was the end of George W. Bush's radical experiment in partisan governance. It might have been even bigger than that: the end of the conservative pendulum swing that began with Ronald Reagan's revolution.
Donald Rumsfeld is stepping down as defense secretary, President Bush announced Wednesday, a day after voters in the midterm elections expressed dissatisfaction over the handling of the war in Iraq.
Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, who revamped and streamlined the U.S. military as it went to war first in Afghanistan and then Iraq, is resigning.
Tech stocks broke higher Wednesday afternoon following a choppy morning, as investors mulled Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld's resignation and the possibility that the Democrats will control Congress.
An editorial to be published in an independent military publication Monday calls for Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld to be replaced.
An editorial to be published in a major military publication Monday calls for Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld's replacement.
Here is a transcript of Frank Sesno's full interview with Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld:
As part of an upcoming "CNN Presents" special investigation on Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld, CNN.com asked readers to share their thoughts on whether he should stay on or resign. Here is a selection of the responses, some of which have been edited. For more on the documentary, click here.
Outside, they're calling for his head. Politicians, authors and columnists, and a few former generals. They are an angry, noisy bunch. They say he should have quit or been fired long ago. They say he's to blame for what is happening now in Iraq, didn't listen, and must be held to account.
The Senate shot down an attempt by Democrats to bring a vote of no confidence in Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld to the floor Wednesday.
The Senate on Wednesday is set to debate a resolution that cites "no confidence" in the Bush administration's national security policies or Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld's "ability to carry out the job," a Democratic leadership aide said.
Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld underwent elective surgery Tuesday morning for a torn rotator cuff in his left shoulder, Pentagon officials said.
Congressional Democrats are sharpening their attacks on Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, with one senator proposing a resolution that would call on President Bush to sack the outspoken Pentagon chief.
This week in his speech before the national convention of the American Legion, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld made an unconscionable faux pas. He defended our present policy in Iraq and our war on terror by citing historic events and quoting Winston Churchill and Georges Clemenceau. That is a rude way to discuss policy with one's Democratic opponents. The historical record is a particularly sore subject with the likes of Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid, who inveighed against Rumsfeld's speech as "reckless." History has not been going his way for a while. Reid's equivalent in the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, spoke of the secretary's impairment ... and she was not referring to his golf swing. Sen. Jack Reed, a Democrat on the Senate Armed Services Committee, accused Rumsfeld of questioning the critics' patriotism.
Under tough questioning from U.S. senators, the head of U.S. Central Command acknowledged Thursday that Iraq could descend into civil war.
Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld should step down amid an investigation into whether U.S. troops covered up the suspected intentional killings of Iraqi civilians in Haditha, Sen. Joseph Biden said Sunday.
Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld refused Thursday to set a date to begin troop withdrawals from Iraq and said he trusted the American people to do "the right thing" in upcoming congressional elections.
Hecklers repeatedly interrupted a speech Thursday in Atlanta by Donald Rumsfeld, and a former CIA analyst in a question-and-answer session accused the defense secretary of lying about Iraq prewar intelligence.
As Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld made their surprise visits to Baghdad on Wednesday, many of the troops stationed north of Baghdad, in Balad and Dujail, say either they didn't know about it or didn't care.
The visits to Baghdad Wednesday by Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice came amid growing dissatisfaction with the war in Iraq, a rising U.S. death toll and calls for Rumsfeld's resignation.
Since our modern, civilized society has outlawed bear baiting and cock fighting, we have to make do with watching high government officials try to fend off demands for their heads.
President Bush sharply defended Donald Rumsfeld on Tuesday, saying the embattled Pentagon chief is doing a "fine job" despite calls for his resignation from six retired military generals.
Army Major General John Batiste sounded like a big fan of Donald Rumsfeld's when the Pentagon chief dropped by the 1st Infantry Division in Tikrit on Christmas Eve 2004. "This is a man with the courage and the conviction to win the war on terrorism," Batiste told a gathering of 250 GIs.
The media skirmishes over Donald Rumsfeld continued Monday, as four retired generals wrote an op-ed piece in The Wall Street Journal defending the secretary of defense and suggesting that some of his critics don't understand the war on terrorism.
The Pentagon made public Sunday a memorandum it sent to supporters and critics of Donald Rumsfeld, after a week in which several retired generals called for the defense secretary's resignation.
Responding to six retired generals' recent calls for his defense secretary to resign, President Bush said Friday that Donald Rumsfeld has his "full support and deepest appreciation."
President Bush said Friday that embattled Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld has his "full support and deepest appreciation."
Retired Maj. Gen. Charles Swannack Jr. is the second general who served in Iraq under Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld to call for Rumsfeld's resignation.
Retired Maj. Gen. John Batiste, who led the Army's 1st Infantry Division in Iraq in 2004 and 2005, is calling on Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld to resign, joining three other retired U.S. generals who've recently made similar public calls.
The commander who led the elite 82nd Airborne Division during its mission in Iraq has joined the chorus of retired generals calling on Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld to leave the Pentagon.
The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff defended Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld from new criticism by former Pentagon brass Tuesday, telling reporters that "nobody works harder than he does."
Former top officials in two presidential administrations -- one Democratic, one Republican -- disagreed Sunday with Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld's characterization of what would happen if the United States were to pull out of the war in Iraq.
It was such a relief to me to learn we are making "very, very good progress" in Iraq. As the third anniversary of our invasion approaches, I could not have been more thrilled by the news reported by Gen. Peter Pace, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, on a Sunday chat show. Vice President Dick Cheney's take was equally reassuring: Things are "improving steadily" in Iraq.
Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld on Wednesday disputed a Pentagon-commissioned study that warns the Army needs more troops for Iraq and Afghanistan, telling reporters the service is nowhere close to its breaking point.
Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld said Thursday that the nation's top military leaders gave serious consideration to a request for more troops in Iraq, but rejected it as unnecessary.
Capturing Osama bin Laden was still a priority of the U.S. government, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said Tuesday.
Rep. Curt Weldon, R-Pennsylvania, has demanded in a letter to Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld that testimony before Congress be allowed of an intelligence officer who says he told the FBI of September 11 terrorists a year before the attacks. Already about 150 members of Congress from both political parties have signed the letter. As Weldon said on "Lou Dobbs Tonight," "The American people need to know the facts." Below is Rep. Weldon's letter to Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld:
Twenty-three detainees on hunger strikes at the prison camp here are being force fed to prevent their deaths, a doctor who works with the prisoners told CNN.
Conservative bloggers saluted Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld last week after he announced plans for a "Freedom Walk" on Sept. 11 to honor U.S. troops and veterans as well as victims of the attacks.
Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld sharply rejected suggestions that Britain's alliance with the United States was to blame for the two recent transit bombing attacks in London.
The top U.S. military commander in Iraq said Wednesday that the U.S. military could begin a substantial troop pullout as early as next spring.
During a sometimes contentious hearing Thursday before the Senate Armed Services Committee, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld warned that it would be a mistake to set deadlines for pulling U.S.-led coalition forces out of Iraq.
A coming round of military base closures will save the U.S. military nearly $50 billion over two decades, but will be less extensive than once thought, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said Thursday.
Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld has sent letters to congressional leaders urging them to pass the final 2005 budget supplemental bill before the Army runs out of operating funds.
Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld arrived in Iraq early Tuesday on an unannounced visit, hours after a U.S. Embassy official said a U.S. citizen working for a contracting company was kidnapped from a construction site in Baghdad.
Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said Sunday that the Iraq insurgency has been "successful in slowing" economic and political progress, but he maintained that the fighters won't derail the establishment of a new society.
Donald Rumsfeld has told U.S. troops in Iraq they have shown the world America is a land of liberators not occupiers, and that they can return home once Iraqi security forces are trained and confident.
The U.S. military "is clearly stressed," and recruitment of new troops is falling short of plans, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld said Sunday.
Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld says he twice offered President Bush his resignation during the height of the Abu Ghraib prison abuse scandal, but the president refused to accept it.
The Pentagon's Defense Intelligence Agency since 2002 has run a beefed-up intelligence-gathering and support unit that has authority to operate clandestinely anywhere in the world where it is ordered to go in support of anti-terrorism and counter-terrorism missions, a senior defense official said Sunday.
A comment Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld made during a Christmas Eve address to U.S. troops in Baghdad has sparked new conspiracy theories about the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.
On the heels of a visit to Iraq by U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, a fuel truck driven by a suicide bomber exploded Friday in western Baghdad, a police official said.
In the bowels of the Pentagon, the colleagues and subordinates of Donald Rumsfeld were not upset by Republican senators who were sniping at him.
Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld arrived for an unannounced Christmas Eve visit early Friday with U.S. troops at a base in northern Iraq where 22 people died in a suicide bombing earlier in the week.
Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld faced renewed criticism Sunday from lawmakers, including one prominent Republican, after he said he has not personally signed letters sent to family members of troops killed in action.
A question asked in Kuwait last week set off a political firestorm in Washington this week. It's a political Play of the Week, on delayed response.
U.S. Sen. Susan Collins, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, has joined other Republicans in criticizing Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld.
The question a U.S. soldier asked Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld Wednesday about the lack of armor on some combat vehicles in Iraq was planted by a newspaper reporter embedded with the soldier's unit, the reporter told colleagues in an e-mail.
Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld was in Kuwait to give U.S. troops a pep talk Wednesday, but was peppered with some very pointed questions.
Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld gave his backing Tuesday afternoon to the intelligence reform bill that has stalled in Congress.
Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld conceded Monday that U.S. intelligence was wrong in its conclusions that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction, and appeared to back off earlier statements suggesting former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein had links to al Qaeda.
Citing the conclusion of an independent panel that higher command was also responsible for abuse of prisoners at Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison, Sen. John Kerry Wednesday reiterated his call for Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld to resign.
The Pentagon's release of memos Tuesday will show that Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld never approved a controversial interrogation technique called "water boarding," according to a source who Monday had told CNN the opposite.
Officials in the Pentagon and the U.S. intelligence community Monday flatly denied a New Yorker magazine article that Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld approved a clandestine unit to crack down on terrorists held at Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison, where inmates were abused.
Lawmakers appeared to bridge their political differences when the scandal over the abuse of Iraqi prisoners erupted last week. But the partisan fault lines are re-emerging as Congress considers who is to blame for the abuse.
Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld showed senators a softer side during testimony on Wednesday.
President Bush stood beside his embattled defense secretary Monday, praising Donald Rumsfeld for "courageously leading our nation in the war against terror."
It was a dramatic show of support for embattled Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld.
Haider Sabbar Abed al-Abbadi kept his shame to himself until the world saw him stripped naked, his head in a hood, a nude fellow prisoner kneeling before him simulating oral sex.
The clamor for the head of Donald Rumsfeld may have been cued by revelations of the abuse of military detainees, but it is driven by a deeper grievance -- the idea that the Defense Secretary is the personification of a political-military strategy in Iraq that has plunged America into a Middle East quagmire.
Support for U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld -- sharply criticized for his handling of the Iraqi prisoner abuse scandal -- appears mixed on Capitol Hill.
Lawmakers will privately review more images this week of U.S. troops mistreating Iraqi prisoners, the chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee said Sunday, amid widespread debate over whether Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld should resign.
U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney has come out in support of embattled Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, calling him the best person the United States has had in the post.
Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld came to the Senate Armed Services Committee knowing the spotlight he's always embraced would not be kind to him on this day. He came ready with a statement of contrition.
Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld goes under the klieg lights this morning, and it's no hype to say his job may well be on the line, despite the president's vote of confidence Thursday.
Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld offered his "deepest apology" Friday for the abuse of some Iraqi prisoners by their U.S. captors, and he warned lawmakers on Capitol Hill that graphic videos and more pictures of the mistreatment are likely to surface.
With Jordan's King Abdullah II at his side in the White House Rose Garden, President Bush came a step closer to formally apologizing to the Iraqi people on Thursday.
Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, under fire for his handling of reports about the U.S. military abusing some Iraqi captives, faces an angry Congress and what promises to be a tough grilling when he testifies Friday about the furor.
Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld will tell congressional committees Friday that he plans to form an independent panel to review how the Pentagon handled investigations into allegations of abuses of Iraqi prisoners, a senior administration official said.
Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld has become something a lightning rod over the way the Pentagon has handled reports that U.S. soldiers abused Iraqi detainees at Abu Ghraib prison near Baghdad.
The Senate Intelligence Committee gets briefed Wednesday morning on the Abu Ghraib scandal by a group of senior Pentagon officials. That briefing is behind closed doors.
President Bush told Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld on Wednesday that he was "not satisfied" at the way he received information about charges that Iraqi prisoners had been abused by U.S. soldiers at Abu Ghraib prison, a senior administration official told CNN.
Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld said Tuesday that he would take "all measures necessary" to ensure that abuse of detainees such as what a Pentagon report says took place at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq "does not happen again."